Music   >   Cream

Dance goliath Cream wanted me to capture stills of the "powerful sensory experience" that continues to flood its iconic Liverpool home, Nation. I remember thinking this was going to be particularly difficult given my inability to portray the venue's main power outlet.... sound. The music Cream pumps through its venue dominates the experience. I needed to find a way of depicting the power of this dominance in a purely visual way. I ditched the speedlight in an attempt to dial up the intensity of the club's synthetic lighting. Breaking the rules in this way was pretty risky and made for an incredibly difficult shoot but it paid off with the delivery of some seriously striking imagery.